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Old 10-25-2009, 03:41 PM
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Red skin damage

Hi,
This is the first time that I have asked for assistance...so, please be gentle with me.

For some reason, I am having a block with this image and I just cannot produce satisfactory results. The baby's skin has serious red blotchon, some of which I belive is natural, and some not - I have tried a variety of channel adjustments, apply image, curves and saturation adjustments but nothing seems to get me to where I need to be. So, I have thrown everything away and will start from scratch.

I have attached the image -if anyone would like to offer any advice...there is a pair of ears here waiting...

The original can viewed here..

http://www.digitalphotoconcept.com/u...estore_red.jpg
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:05 PM
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Re: Red skin damage

I first used a a hue/saturation layer, sampled a red blotch and moved the "Hue"-slider up to +25, masked that with a saturation mask and finally created a new layer in "Hue" mode on top of that with 40% opacity, where I sampled a good looking skin color and painted over the red blotches.

http://www.abload.de/img/redskinl15x.jpg

Doing this more accurately will of course give way better results :-)

And you should as well dodge & burn the skin to unify the luminance.
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Old 10-25-2009, 04:21 PM
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Re: Red skin damage

Maybe Flora's Tutorial here may help you.It looks like the picture is on textured photo paper.You may want to correct that before you start your restoration.Do a search for texture removal.

Bob

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Old 10-25-2009, 04:45 PM
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Re: Red skin damage

here is a link for the texture removal action
http://www.skeller.ch/ps/files/fft_action.zip
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Old 10-25-2009, 05:18 PM
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Re: Red skin damage

easy fix: Don't beat up the baby before the shoot
sorry, couldn't help being completely unhelpful

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Old 10-25-2009, 06:26 PM
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Re: Red skin damage

just a quick selective color used reds lowered the magenta and then added a colorbalance layer to even out the skin alittle
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Old 10-25-2009, 06:43 PM
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Re: Red skin damage

George, a Hue/Sat Adj Layer will take care of the red problem. This required an adjustment in the Reds, Yellows, and Magenta color ranges. The adjustments left the lips brownish looking but on swipe across them on the layer mask restored the orig color.
You have a lot of work to do on this image restoration - good luck.
Regards, Murray
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Old 10-25-2009, 09:19 PM
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Re: Red skin damage

I agree with Bob... take care of the Texture first

I used Image Analyzer (Free Here)
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Old 10-26-2009, 12:01 AM
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Re: Red skin damage

oh, you guys are just getting too damn good at this
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:10 AM
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Re: Red skin damage

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Originally Posted by Kraellin View Post
oh, you guys are just getting too damn good at this
And Natalia is getting pretty funny . You must not have worked all weekend ?

I say this is difficult due to the many color variations in the face, made more difficult with the texture variations. You almost have to give up matching colors and determine what you will replace them with.... usually a better image's colors. In that case, I like the clone stamp tool in color blend mode. It blends the colors nicely without completely removing the original color, and maintains all the original texture.

After that step, I then treat it more like a traditional/simpler restoration and go after blemishes, repairs, texture, etc, etc. I will do a final color adjustment at the end on each are separately (saved selections & masks).
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